All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
Film #19 of "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Task #12 : A film about archeology or an archeologist!
You can't swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting one iconic moment after another in this stunning classic!
One of the greatest action adventure film to ever grace the big screen! I still can't fathom one studio turning this film down muchless every major studio in Hollywood until Paramount stepped in! I bet they're all still kicking themselves on a daily basis!
JAWS may have started my love affair with director Steven Spielberg but it was Raiders of the Lost Ark that sealed the deal! It was also the film that put Harrison Ford on my radar! And…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
“It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.”
So I’m continuing to write these short reviews for some of my favorite films which I’ve never had a chance to comment on. It’s about time I give Steven Spielberg some love for one of the earliest films I have the memory of seeing. I don’t know how old I was when I first watched Raiders of the Lost Ark, but if my memory isn’t playing a trick on me I have to say this is the first movie I actually fell in love with (perhaps it has to do with the fact that it was released on my birth year). Raiders, First Blood, The Goonies, Romancing the Stone, Back to the…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
One of the best opening sequences in cinema.
Såg jag den för första gången 1981 hade jag varit imponerad. I år, 2015, kan jag erkänna den som underhållande - men inte som en film jag skulle rekommendera. Jag förstår varför den är älskad, som en av (om inte den) första filmen i genren Action-Äventyr, och jag förstår dess vikt i filmhistorian. Idag ser jag dock inget vidare djup i filmen, och den är heller inte mer intressant än någon av de filmer som produceras veckovis i dagens Hollywood.
Spielberg knows how to conduct. Like an experience maestro, he does just the right amount of build-up, only to repeatedly overwhelm the audience with grander and grander movements.
The actual music in the film plays a huge role in what makes it so hypnotic. The exhausting, in a good way, rhythm is cemented by the brilliant attention-grabbing score. The theme song is so striking, that it retains its power even after being repeated a little more than necessary.
Not less important, Ford in the lead role is certainly worthy of the title of cinema's favorite character. He lends his trademark grumpiness charm to Indy, but it's not exactly the greatest aspect of his work here. The ridiculously demanding physical performance…
Revolutionary. A landmark film.
Possibly the best action-adventure film ever made, Indiana Jones' debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark is nothing short of extraordinary. Harrison Ford nails the once-in-a-lifetime role of the titular character Indy, whose ever-exciting antics and troubles are accompanied by amazing contemporaneous practical and special effects, an iconic soundtrack, and pulse-pounding action sequences. An essential watch for fans of th adventure genre.
This first installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is beautifully-shot, amusing, and very entertaining.
bless kasdan + spielberg + ford.
a face-melting blockbuster w/ perfect pacing, blocking, camera movements.
jurassic world can suck it...
Even as a kid, watching Indy gleefully destroy the Well of Souls always bummed me out. I get the same feeling when reading the reports of ISIS blowing up Palmyra. I wish these movies admitted that Indy is a shallow, crass tomb raider. But maybe that is too much to ask.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!